how where you diagnosed

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I was wondering what it takes to get diagnosed, I have all the symptons constant thirst, dizzness, fatigue, tingling in toes, sugar highes, floaters, focussing difficulties depite wearing contacts, constanly going to toilet. 

Yet my h1abc is 42 so my doctors (more than one) say Im pre diabetic and none of the symptons I have can be from diabetes cause Im only pre diabetic!!!!

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    How about your immediate blood glucose?  Get a meter, see if your readings are going high or low.

    While there are always alternate causes, if your BG is even high just for a while after meals, it might be worth treating, even if it doesn't show in A1C.

    Of course most are diagnosed with high or horrid A1C and BG readings.

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    I too am pre-diabetic and had some, but not all of the symptoms - peeing a lot, drinking more at night, some blurring, and fatigue (quite severe at times).  I suspected the problem and had actually asked to see my GP before the H1A3C was back - my measurement had shot up from 40 to 46 in 7 months following an accident.  I was referred to the Lifestyle specialist at the practice, and given dietary and exercise advice.  In summary:  Get my BMI under 25 by having small portions only of food on the permitted list, exercise as my injuries permit.  5 weeks into the regime and I am feeling very much better and 11 pounds lighter.  I am due back for monitoring in 7 weeks and hope to see a reduction.  So exercise, correct eating, and checking your immediate blood glucose plus ask to be checked again in 3 months to see if there has been a reduction.


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